our story

  Hi – I’m Scott, founder and CEO of Elevated Gains. A few things you should know about me right off the bat: I love learning new things, challenging social norms, playing sports and working out, and I’m constantly trying to find new ways to get the most out of my mind and body. In addition to the above, I’m a cannabis user. Bringing all of these interests together, I decided I wanted to find a way to harness the potential of cannabis in a clean, great-tasting protein bar. And so, Elevated Gains was born in Denver, CO in 2018. Elevated Gains started as an idea and has undergone many changes over time, but we have never wavered from our mission to help athletes perform and recover at the highest level. It can be hard to find protein bars that meet your nutritional needs and still taste great. Most of the bars on the market are loaded with simple sugars and a laundry list of ingredients no one understands. We wanted to change that. Our goal was to create a protein bar that used fewer and cleaner ingredients while still providing the nutrition necessary to aid recovery after a tough workout. During R&D it became increasingly apparent that CBD, particularly full-spectrum CBD, was a perfect ingredient for our bars. We knew only the highest-quality CBD would meet the standards we set for our protein bars. We tested with a wide range of suppliers to find the perfect match for our bars. We found that match in Green Cherry Organics. When I first met Brett with Green Cherry Organics and toured their facility, I could tell they were different. For one, we share a passion for education around hemp products, something I really value in our partnership. Additionally, not only did they open up their doors with full transparency into their operation, but Brett also has qualifications that you just don’t find with other suppliers. (More about Green Cherry Organics below.) It’s been a wild ride over the past few years, but all the ups and downs have been worth it to produce a bar I am truly proud to share with you. Building a business is something I’ve always wanted to do, and nothing makes me happier than doing this every day. I can’t thank you enough for checking out our website and hope you love our products as much as we do!


Green Cherry Organics, LLC (GCO) is a vertically integrated industrial hemp company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. From humble beginnings in May of 2016, GCO has grown into a pioneer in the domestic hemp industry. From developing the first ever USDA-Certified organic industrial hemp greenhouse, to partnering with prestigious universities to research industrial hemp, to extensive legislative consulting and advocacy. GCO is proud to contribute to beneficial change in the industrial hemp industry. GCO strives to create better hemp, better whole plant products, and better health outcomes for the growing community of hemp enthusiasts. Through our work in hemp genetic research, legislative advocacy, product development and organic hemp production, GCO strives to further the world’s understanding of the hemp plant.


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